Thursday, November 28, 2013
The Showtime show Homeland has received many awards on accolades. It obviously has grabbed the imagination of television critics and viewers. But is it anti-Muslim? For the argument that it depicts all Arabs and Muslims as terrorist suspects, read this article by Hillary Crosley at The Root.
This raises the broader question whether cable television shows are more likely than those on the mainstream networks to go to the edges of tasteful racial sensibilities. AMC's Breaking Bad, which made a a massive media sensation with its recent series finale, has been challenged as racist and portraying virtually every Latina/o in New Mexico, as well as the Mexican cartels, as unabashedly evil or damaged in some way.